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Guohui Gan

Associate Professor, HVACR & Heat Transfer Research Group and Institute of Building Technology, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Guohui Gan is a member of the Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group.

Expertise Summary

Modelling and measurement of air flow in and around buildings; Assessment of indoor environmental quality; Development and application of CFD; Heat, moisture and fluid flow in porous media; Passive heating, cooling and natural ventilation of buildings; Solar thermal and building-integrated photovoltaics; Ground coupled heat exchangers and ground source heat pumps; HVAC and heat recovery systems.

Research Summary

Ground source heat pumps; Building-integrated photovoltaics; Natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation of buildings; CFD modelling of buoyancy-driven fluid flow, heat and moisture transfer and… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

Ground source heat pumps; Building-integrated photovoltaics; Natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation of buildings; CFD modelling of buoyancy-driven fluid flow, heat and moisture transfer and fluid flow in porous media including soil and building structures, and conjugate heat transfer in fluid-solid fields.

Past Research

Application of CFD to the Built Environment: Room air movement, thermal comfort and air quality; Air flow and pressure loss in ventilation systems; Natural ventilation and ventilation heat recovery; Heat pipes; Passive heating/cooling; Evaporative cooling; Ejector cooling; Transparent structures; Building integrated photovoltaics.

Future Research

I welcome inquiries from potential PhD candidates with an outstanding academic record and an interest in:

  • Interactions between atmosphere, soil and ground heat exchangers for ground source heat pumps and/or earth-air tunnel ventilation systems
  • Multiphase heat and fluid flow modelling of transparent green facades
  • Conjugate heat and fluid flow modelling of dynamic transparent insulation
  • Environment-responsive sustainable building design solutions
  • Air quality control in naturally ventilated buildings
  • Comprehensive modelling of the indoor environmental quality and the urban heat island effect

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